Squish and Seek Sight Word Game
Looking for some sight word practice that doesn't include flashcards? This easy-peasey, squeezy activity is one of our favorite sight word games!
How to Dye Corn for Richly Colored Popcorn Kernels
How to dye corn to make beautiful colored popcorn kernels! They are perfect for art, crafts, sensory play, decorating, and as manipulatives.
Baby Oil Sensory Bags
Sensory bags are so neat, and it seems like everybody's doing them these days, but in the kids activities world, when everyone is doing it, it's usually because it's super cool! I found this list of 40 Fun Sensory Bags from Mama OT and loved so many of the sensory bag ideas on there, as well as the site in general! I decided to try the baby oil sensory bag first. REALLY NEAT results! (please do also read the caution at the bottom of this post) The How To's Just take a ziplock bag and fill it…
Sensory Table Fillers, Tools, Hacks, & Printable Planning Lists
Sensory table ideas - sensory filler list, sensory tools list plus how to make it meaningful play in your early childhood classroom
Activity Ideas - Squish Squash and Squeeze
I have had loads of emails about planning since I posted about my work with Tim so my next post will be a planning one (or two, if I can't...
We’re Going on A Bear Hunt :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities
Our second row in this year’s seasonal Five in A Row plan was the wonderfully rhythmic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We’ve already completed another book with a bear theme; I think the boys believe bears is the focus for the whole school year. Ha! Yet, it was a wonderful read …
Dirt Dough for Kids
Let kids play in the dirt without actually getting "dirty". This play recipe is especially great for apprehensive parents ...
Scarecrow Sensory Bin for Preschoolers | Fun-A-Day!
Fall fun in preschool with a scarecrow sensory bin! Hours of sensory and pretend play with just a few simple materials. Different textures and shapes for the children to explore, as well.
Frozen Water Beads in Water Balloons
Sensory and Gross Motor Activities with Water Balloons We have been a bit obsessed with frozen summer fun around here lately! Fro...
Several of you suggested I make a Wizard of Oz sensory tub, and since that happens to be one of my favorite movies, I was totally up for it! I only used things I had on hand already (meaning I didn't spend any money on making this tub) and so I had to be a bit creative as a result (meaning some of things in this tub are a bit of a stretch). :) Here's what's inside: :: The Yellow Brick Road - yellow Lego bricks. Perfect for my Lego lovin' boy! :: Poppies - red fabric flowers. Yes, I know…